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>> could you explain what happened? >> we confront a bay area mom about why she made up a kidnapping story, sending police on a wild goose chase. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the question tonight, what was that mother thinking? cbs 5 reporter kiet do tracked her down. kiet? >> reporter: liz, it was a whopper of a story. she said a man came to her home, grabbed the daughter by the ankles, and they struggled over the toddler like she was some kind of rag doll. the police are calling it reprehensible. after plunging a neighborhood into fear, it was the burning question. >> can you explain what happened? everybody just wants to know why. >> reporter: san jose police did not mince their words. >> i mean, you just -- you can't say enough about somebody
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who presents information like this, especially when you're dealing with kids, and to think about, you know, the lies that she created. >> reporter: tuesday evening, san jose police said the mother called about a bold abduction. she even came in to help make a sketch. today, after just ten minutes of repeated questioning, she confessed. >> she finally admitted to it and stopped wasting everybody's time. >> reporter: police became suspicious when canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses and surveillance video turned up nothing. they zeroed in on the mother after learning she had a criminal history. >> there's a lot of anger, with the amount of resources, not only for our detectives who are out there trying to solve legitimate crimes. >> reporter: yesterday, when we talked to nicole, she was emphatic about her story. >> i would be devastated if something were to happen to her. >> reporter: today she wasn't talking. >> any idea why your mom would
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do this? >> reporter: the whole thing was fake. >> are you serious? >> i kid you not. >> wow. wow. that's disturbing. >> reporter: melissa says she even got warning from her kid's school and had to remind them about stranger danger. >> i was angry when i heard it was a lie. i thought, wow, she put us through a lot of anxiety. >> reporter: and the woman is here at home with her kids. if the d.a. decides to press charges, they'll arrest her. if convicted, she could face up to six months in jail and $1,000 fine. well, tonight was the big lance armstrong interview on oprah. yes, he admitted what pretty much everyone already knew. he's a liar. cbs 5 reporter juliette goodrich watched the whole thing. you think one point really stands out over another? >> reporter: there are a couple of moments. it was a 90-minute interview and you got this sense that he was able to internally justify
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why he was using performance- enhancing drugs. and wait until you hear what word he looked up in the dictionary to help him justify. >> yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> the seven-time tour de france winner, now stripped of his titles and banned for life telling a much different story. the truth. >> i view this situation as, um, one big lie. >> after years of denials under oath. >> how many times? were you a bully? >> yeah. yeah. i was a bully. >> reporter: armstrong said he didn't invent the doping culture, but he didn't stop it
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either. >> my cocktail, so to speak, was only epo but not a lot transfusions and testosterone, which in a weird way i almost justify because of my history with cancer. >> reporter: was he afraid of getting caught? armstrong said no. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. >> reporter: he said he even looked up the definition of cheating. i read "gaining an upper hand on a competitor." >> i didn't do it that way -- i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> reporter: armstrong says he will spend the rest of his life trying to earn back trust but knows some won't forgive. one of them, the wife of his former teammate. she testified she heard armstrong confess to doctors
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during his cancer treatment that he used performance- enhancing drugs. in return, she says armstrong questioned her sanity. >> he owed it to me. you owed it to me lance, and you dropped the ball, after what you've done to me and my family. and you couldn't own up to it. and now we're supposed to believe you? >> reporter: part two of the lance armstrong interview airs tomorrow. >> kind of creepy, because he kind of builds this sort of -- he's still kind of arrogant, even in the interview. >> tomorrow night shows more of an emotional side. he talks about his children, his mother. so he does break down in that regard. >> so he's human. >> i don't know. >> thank you, julia. you've probably heard about the whole manti te'o fake girlfriend hoax. there's still lots of questions. one big question involves stanford. the girlfriend was supposedly a stanford student. what's more, she was the victim of a car accident and cancer.
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certainly something people would talk about. so how did no one at stanford ever stop and wonder why they'd never even heard of this girl. linda yee went to the farm looking for answers. linda? >> reporter: liz, as one of the stories goes, the couple met right here at stanford stadium back in 2011 when notre dame came to town to play a game. but right. this is a university where some of the most brilliant minds in the country are. but no one, no one questioned, who was this stanford girl involved with a tragic love story with a football star? he concedes he got beat. the whole sports staff at the stanford daily did. they had no idea manti te'o's girlfriend supposedly was a stanford student. >> the student newspaper has its finger on the pulse of the student community. i would have seen all sorts of stuff on facebook. i have all these mutual
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friends. a lot of my friends are football players. >> reporter: bennett smith says no one on campus heard that girlfriend lennay kekua supposedly went to school here. >> you see all this emotion. you see all of the talk of this, and in most of those pieces, 99% of them, there's no mention of stanford. >> so you would have caught it right then? >> we hope so. i hope so. if i hadn't caught it then, then i would really not be doing my job, and neither would my staff. >> reporter: he specifically remembers that grief-stricken interview te'o gave espn last fall. >> last thing she said to me was i love you. >> reporter: turns out the woman in the photo is the former high school classmate of the man implicated in the hoax. >> i'm not commented. so contact my legal attorneys. >> you got it. just tell me, are you doing okay, though? are you hanging in there?
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>> reporter: bennett smith says pete, who did a cover story on the heartbreak tail, may have made the biggest mistake when he contacted stanford last october, and administrators told him she did not attend the university. >> he couldn't confirm the details of the accident, so instead of pursuing that further, he pulled that information out of the story. >> reporter: and we're learning tonight that even after manti te'o told notre dame officials that the story was a hoax, he kept up the myth and at least two interviews after making that revolution. reporting live at stanford university, linda yee, cbs 5. also in the news tonight, the colorado theater where that gunman opened fire on moviegoers reopened this evening. there was a special event for survivors and the victims' families, followed by a screening of the latest hobbit
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film. 12 people were killed, dozens were wounded last july during a midnight showing of batman. and we learned a few hours ago at least four americans managed to escape from their al- qaeda captors in algeria. cbs 5 reporter mark phillips told us they apparently made a break for it during a chaotic rescue operation. >> reporter: early today, what had been a hostage-taking standoff at a massive natural gas plant in the algerian desert turned violent and bloody. algerian troops that surrounded the plant after a number of foreign workers -- some reports say more than 40 -- were taken hostage by an islamist group claiming ties to al-qaeda. security sources tell us when the prisoners were moved inside the compound, guns opened fire. one irish hostage recounted the ordeal to an arabic tv channel
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as it was happening. >> they are over the top of us. >> reporter: steven mcfall's family were celebrating tonight. he, along with an unknown number of other hostages, managed to escape. at least one american, mark cobb, who had hidden in a meeting room, is known to have gotten out of the gas plant as well. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> right now, six confirmed dead there. so far, none of them americans, but dozens of others, including americans, are still unaccounted for. a witness in danger. how doing the right thing almost cost one bay area man his life. murder at a bay area mansion. the clues that point to a group known as the money team. and the dirty secrets that restaurants can't hide from customers anymore. all this dry weather taking its toll on our snow pack in
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california, down from 137% to 10
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believed to have ties to that gang. imagine if you stumbled upon a burglary happening in broad daylight. what would you do? an oakland man picked up the phone and nearly got himself killed as he sat on hold. why 911 left him hanging. >> when that bell wasn't answered, they started kicking on the door. >> reporter: ford frazier says he just couldn't believe it when around 1:40 tuesday afternoon, he saw three men across the street trying to burglarize his neighbor's house. he called 911 and waited on hold as the men tried but failed to get inside. >> i'm standing here on the phone and they're coming across the street there getting in the car, and the guy took a shot at me like this, and the bullet is right in the wall over there. see that black mark? i could hear it. i could feel the air as the bullet went by. the little breeze. and then my neighbor came running out and said, did you
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hear the gunshot? >> reporter: frazier said it felt like he was on hold with 911 for 10 minutes. not quite. not even close. >> in this particular case, it was about two and a half minutes, but two and a half minutes can seem like a very long time and we understand that. >> reporter: oakland police spokesperson watson says once frazier got through to a dispatcherrer, cops were sent immediately. >> there might be people who think, wait a minute, 911, i expect somebody to answer right away and not to be put on hold. >> absolutely. the system we have in place, our no. 1 preference would be when you dial 911, immediately you go right into a dispatcher and we can start gathering that pertinent information to help you. the reality is, depending on call volume, you're going to go into what we call a queue. >> reporter: that's the reality in oakland right now. there's one 911 call waiting right now. on the weekends, they could be three deep, people waiting to get through. the product of bucket cuts, not
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just for police officers but for dispatchers as well. in oakland, joe vazquez, cbs 5. bay area restaurants won't be able to keep their dirt under wraps anymore. julie watts on what you can now learn about them on yelp. . >> it's definitely important to me how clean a restaurant is. >> you don't want to end up with food poisoning or anything. >> reporter: starting this week, san francisco diners will have one more help. yelp will now post health department results. it will post the numerical grade given to the restaurant on its last inspection. >> anything from the structural condition of the restaurant to if there's any type of vermin there to how they handle the food. >> reporter: the san francisco health department says its sharing the information to help better protect consumers. >> i think it's great, the more
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information you can find out, the better. >> reporter: but people in the restaurant business are giving the plan mixed reviews. >> it's a good idea to post it, but why do they post it on yelp? >> reporter: patrick albert, whose restaurant gets a great score, isn't a big fan of yelp. >> yelp, you never know what you get. >> reporter: joshua also has a beef. >> some inspectors are very picky. some inspectors are very lenient. so it depends on who you get to get inspected. >> reporter: but that may not matter to san francisco foodies who have plenty of places to choose from. >> if i were choosing between two restaurants and one had a higher score, i would choose the one with the higher scores. >> reporter: you can ask a restaurant to show you the latest inspection report. the average score in san francisco is about 88. and 70 and below is considered poor.
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julie watts, cbs 5. soon you'll be able to take out less than $20 from the atm. chase and other banks will be implementing this soon. the idea is to help out customers with low account balances. >> there you go. so you take out $2 and it costs you $3 fee? >> the atm fee stays exactly the same. all right. well you're paying back nothing to mother nature. mainly sunny skies. unless you're a skier and you want more snow, this is not a good thing for you. we've seen very little snow in the sierra in the past week and zero rainfall in san francisco. clear skies. another chilly night. watch out for ice in our inland valleys. that's napa, sonoma, santa rosa. livermore, right around the freezing mark. fremont and concord, close to
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that 32-degree mark. radar is dry. cbs 5 hi-def doppler showing nothing out there. it's been that way for a week, really for the entire month. look at the rainfall for santa rosa. a foot of rain in december. now january, where did it go? a half an inch and none coming for the next five or six days, because the big ridge of high pressure we've been talking about hasn't moved. so the forecast is not going to change. the high has to move. and it's not. canada, not us, not the bay area -- if anything, it's going to move closer to us over the weekend, increasing the temperature by two to four degrees. we will stay degree. nights will stay chilly. but the afternoons are going to be mild. everybody gets into the 60's tomorrow. mainly dry pattern is going to be with us for a while. highs tomorrow, san francisco, 57 average. livermore, you're average is 56 tomorrow. and san jose, 66 tomorrow.
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gilroy will be warm as well. santa cruz, 70's for the second straight day. vallejo, 60. sunshine in mill valley. san leandro, 62. if you like that, you'll love the weekend. sunshine, low 60's inland, mid 60's near the bay. a little bit cloudier next week but no rain chance currently over the next seven days. for the weekend, we are going to stay sunny. california sunshine. yes. >> not bad. thanks paul. coming up, remembering america's queen of advice, how "dear abby" for over 60,000 california foster children nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train and help make a foster child's night a little cozier.
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that's the most important thing. justin smith, aldon smith, ray mcdonald, these guys have to have big pressure. otherwise they'll carve you up. they've gotta get pressure on matt ryan or he will slice them and pick up a bunch of yards. >> we have a 49er preview tomorrow night at 7 on channel 5. lady bears hosting usc. under 20 seconds left. gennifer brandon on the put- back to send the game to overtime. in ot, cal in control. trojans win 71-63 in ot. eddie did not get his birthday wish. santa clara up 11 at halftime. look at the great pass.
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they win 85-54. usf has now lost five straight. it's a good thing that shane battier isn't a sea captain, or else the ship would sink. >> ♪ ♪ come aboard ♪ ♪ we're expecting you ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's love ♪ ♪ it's love ♪ ♪ >> oh, my god. roy and tiger partnered up in the 2013 debut. the old man got the better of rory today. the long putt is good. five strokes off the lead. rory 8 behind. cu over st. joe's in overtime. no. 2, hey man, get your hand off of me. no punches thrown, but man! they do not like each other,
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